Happy New Year! Please accept sincere wishes for a healthy 2012 from the Village Board and Employees of Glen Ellyn.
Between now and the end of the month, the Village Board is planning to hear and decide on School District 87's variation requests for Memorial Park, which include proposed lights at the field.
The Plan Commission held 11 public meetings over many months regarding these requests. The Village Board will hold at least two more.
Intelligent, caring and passionate citizens have divergent opinions on this matter. I believe this intelligence, caring and passion is in large part what makes Glen Ellyn such an exceptional place to live, work and visit. Some are supportive and some oppose the variation requests. Many believe the process is moving too fast, while at least an equal number believe village government has taken far too long with the process. Thank you to all who have participated in or opined on these variation requests. Every word has been heard or read with interest.
Through information-gathering and distribution, patience and hard work, the Village's process to date has strived to be objective, open, inclusive and consistent with statutory obligations based in fact. It will continue in this manner. Your feedback is always welcome.
This matter is very important, yet it must be kept in perspective when compared to those in physical or monetary need in our community. What unifies us is stronger than that which divides - that is our incredible village.
For a complete meeting schedule regarding District 87's variation requests and an FAQ, please visit this webpage.